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y22sby yy6y fighting the zika virus. governor rick scott will be in the bay area for important meetings about the virus. plus, this morning, a new warning for pregnant women. and a fatal crash in what we are learning this morning about the victim and what neighbors are saying about the dangerous intersection where this happened. and trafficking the trop -- and tracking the tropics this morning. there's a lot of activity in the atlantic this morning. overnight, tropical storm gaston gained strength and is not the only tropical system that we are tracking this morning. the latest advisory just ahead. >> he's busy. >> yeah. welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez.
yep, take a look. live pictures coming at you from goody goody burgers. that sign looks familiar. >> this is old school. after 11 year, the iconic restaurant is now back open. much more on today's grand opening in a couple minutes. it's like an icon around here. but first, let's check in with meteorologist ian oliver who has been craving burgers all morning long. >> my stomach is already grumbling. a lot of activity in the tropics. we expect this as we enter the teeth of tropical season, peaks on september 10th. fiona is decaying and that's likely losing the tropical characteristics in the next 24 hours. gaston became a tropical storm last night. and that's strengthening rapidly. and hurricane hunters headed out to check out invest 99l this morning. a 60% chance of developing. that's the one we will watch closely. this is gaston now as maximum winds around 50 miles per hour
middle of the atlantic. this is 99l. good agreement in the forecast models here that the system is heading towards the bahamas, could develop into a tropical system that could impact the southeastern part of the united states, including florida. national hurricane center giving that a 60% chance of developing into a tropical system. that's what we will be watching closely. no cause for concern just yet. that wouldn't be here until next week but we will be watching it closely. >> hopefully gaston will run out of gas. all right, let's look at traffic right now. polk city area, we have a problem spot here. and it's an accident, an overturned vehicle. the it's basically right at the exit ramp, westbound i-4 at county road 557. it is tying up lanes. but there are no delays. and now i'm going to hope that this -- oh, look at this. this is great. i have a picture. it's in the distance. and they zoomed in earlier, this is the florida department of transportation camera and i could tell that it was an
delays. and-- vehicles. no delays. and further down the road, on i- 4, that problem has been cleared. and meanwhile, the overnight construction in sarasota. it's all gone. that's a look at weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle. >> all right. thank you. happening today, governor rick scott will host two round table discussions to talk about the zika virus. so far, 37 locally transmitted zika virus cases have been confirmed in florida, mostly in miami-dade county. news an joins us live from clearwater. doctors say it's a matter of time before we could see cases in the area. >> reporter: well, good morning to you. that's right. doctors are telling women not to get pregnant at this time or if you are pregnant to use protection. but again, they are saying that this is something that they want everyone to be cautious about. the governor is making several trips across the state and he will start here at the florida department of health in
today. florida has become a hot spot for the zika virus. more than 35 cases have been reported in south florida. now over the weekend, several non-travel related cases were reported in miami beach. some of those cases were reported on south beach. and the centers for disease control is asking pregnant women to avoid some areas of south florida. maybe even reconsider traveling to the state. pregnant women are in serious danger if they contact the zika virus. they risk delivering with severe developmental problems. now local doctors are telling women to avoid getting pregnant altogether. >> i've never really said that before and it's obviously bad for business but if you can delay, delay because there's so many unanswered questions right now that it's better to wait until we know more information. >> reporter: and again, the round table discussions starts here at 10:00 a.m. afterward, the governor will
discussion at 1245:67:89 and then he will -- 12:45. and then he will head over to south florida. >> i can't imagine being an expectant mom right now. you're scared to take an aspirin when you're pregnant, no less worry about mosquitoes. all northbound lanes of dale mabry highway are back open now after a deadly crash involving a 21-year-old cyclist. investigators tell us that cyclist was riding in the median when he the road. he was hit by an suv and a car. you can see the bike on the sidewalk there. a witness tells us that the cyclist was dragged at least a block. residents say speeding is a big problem in the area. >> people driving up and down here, 50, 60 miles per hour, if not faster. they act like it's a dragway. it's not an interstate or like -- it's bad here. there's a lot of accidents here on this corner. for. >> right now, we are still waiting to learn the victim's
to notify the family. sarasota police need your help tracking down a pair of crooks who stole about $600 worth of security cameras. look at the surveillance video. they star in it. you can see the two guys walk around sur and have sand and one sits right in -- around surf and sand and one sits right in front of the camera and then eventually grabs and it turns it off. if you recognize either of them, call the sarasota police department. prosecutors say he forced a young woman to prostitution using drug, alcohol and beatings to control her. he will spend 10 years in crime followed by a 20-year probation. he was sentenced monday for his crimes. it came after tearful testimony from the young woman that he held against her will. well, today's an awesome day. happening today, if you have missed the famous burgers and the delicious butterscotch pie,
an iconic tampa restaurant back. >> yes, goody goody opens this morning in hyde park village more than a decade after it closed. ryan hughes is live outside the restaurant. ryan, this say big day for the tampa restaurant scene. >> reporter: exactly. good morning once again. goody goody was open in another tampa location from 1925 until 2005 but the co-owner bought the rights to the brand, recipes and the original sign and now goody goody is back. goody goody is set to open at 7:00 this morning. the owner and the tampa mayor will officially cut the ribbon. we got a sneak peek inside yesterday and it still looks like the good ole days. the menu has undergone tweaks here and there but the originals remain, goody goody burgers are secret sauce, fries and the famous butter scotch pie. the restaurant and menu bring back a taste of the olden days
>> it's a time when people enjoyed being together and sitting in the car maybe eating or sitting inside and having breakfast, lunch and dinner where you talk to one other. didn't text. >> reporter: here's something that makes you hungry. the restaurant sent us pictures of some of the first burgers cooked and of course the famous butter scott pie. back live, another thing i failed to mention last time, breakfast is inch wide pancakes is what they're known for. back to you. >> pancakes? >> i'll still do a burger at 7:00 a.m. >> yeah, absolutely. >> me too. >> i love the throw back design, ryan because i can imagine families taking the new generations. >> yes. >> sharing a goodburger and memories. >> and it's just one more layer of exciting things happening. all right. 5:38. >> cruel and unusual talking
it's a warm morning. this is downtown tampa. we're at 82 degrees. wind is calm. 79 right now in clearwater. it's 75 in weeki wachee. 37 up towards inverness. and around 90 degrees already lunchtime today. forecast high temperature 93 degrees. just a couple degrees shy of this afternoon's record high temperature. rapid refresh model quiet through the morning and sunshine. and by the afternoon, call it widely scattered showers. and those will be drifting back towards the coast. the opposite of the last few days. rain chance this afternoon, 30% and bump up to 40% for the second half of the work week. high temperatures, those aren't getting bumped in either direction, staying hot. tuesday, wednesday, through the end 60 the work week. >> that's florida. -- through the end of the work week. >> that's florida. >> so it goes. we have traffic that's decent. we have one problem out here.
has cleared on university and i- 75. that's go over to the problem spot here in the polk city area. we have an overturned semi- truck. that always takes a while to get off the roadway. got to up right it and then tow it out. westbound i-4 by county road 557. actually right as you get off of the entrance ramp there at i- 4. keep this in mind. not seeing delays but i will keep an eye on that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. are you smarter than a fifth grader? according to a survey, parents frequently look up answers to math or science homework without telling the kids. where they are turning for the answers. and the first child to receiver a double hand transplant is expected to speak out today. an update on his amazing recovery just ahead. first, donald trump changing what he says about immigration and hillary rodham
in your vote, the campaigns for donald trump and hillary rodham clinton are fighting hard for flor friday, south florida saturday and visiting the panhandle monday. >> donald trump returns to tampa tomorrow afternoon with a stop at the state fairgrounds. news channel 8's meredyth censullo is in the news center this morning with a preview of what's happening today. >> reporter: well, guys, new numbers will be released in about 30 minutes that could indicate if the election were held today, who would be on top. that poll is by nbc news and survey monkey and for the past
nine points. today we're getting an indication that trump may be looking to change his tone. his campaign seems to soften his stance on what's been called a deportation force to remove the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the u.s. trump is struggling to win over minority vote, not just latinos but african-americans w with whom he has just 1% support. and clinton is facing fresh heat there. are questions about the clinton foundation. bill clinton said he would step down from the board and stop raising money if his wife is elected. the watchdog group judicial watch has information revealing some big foundation donors got access to clinton through a top aide. and there's more turmoil over her personal emails. clinton is under fire from
the fbi he recommended she use personal emails. powell told nbc news clinton set up her personal email account long before he ever wrote to her and that he never had a server at his house. now again, those new poll numbers will be released at 6:00 a.m. and i'll have those numbers for new the 6:30 half hour. gayle-- >> all right, we look forward to up the date. thank you. comedian amy schumer takes aim at ta back. so many are reacting to her comments about tampa bay on our facebook page. this is just blowing up social media this morning. in her new boom "the girl with the lower back tattoo," she calls tampa a horrendous city and then writes that no one who has lived here has ever read a book. this morning a local bookstore is reacting with the message, dear miss schumer, give us another chance, love the three people who read.
tampa mayor bob buckhorn hopes to change her view of tampa during her upcoming visit. >> certainly she is it into. ed to her opinion, as misinformed as it may be. but if she got to know us like we know each other, she would probably want to move her. >> she comes to amalie arena october 16th. the family of a florida toddler is counting its blessings this morning. some saying it's a miracle that the child you see here cry crews trying -- you see here crews trying to rescue the 2-year-old trapped in a air pocket. her parents and rescuers could hear her crying but couldn't find her. police helped pull her out and she was unharmed thanks in part to her flotation jacket. we know that the death of 2- year-old lane gravers at disney was a horrible accident. in the final report, the florida fish and wildlife
nothing to provoke the alligator, pointing out that he was trying to scoop wet sand into a small plastic buck whet the gator truck. and a man alerted -- gator struck. and a man alerted staff about a alligator in the lake about 45 minutes prior to the attack. this morning, we will hear from the first child in the world who received a double hand transplant. you see him here. he seems to doctors are expected to give an update on his amazing progress today. he lost both hands and his feet when he was just two years old to a life threating infection that led to a kidney transplant. man, doesn't seem like anything can slow him down. what a fighter. >> great to see progress. he's a fighter. how good are you with your child's homework? >> depends on the subject.
us look up answers to math or science homework questions without telling our children. the survey found 79% of parents go to online search engines to find the answers. >> cheating. >> 36% turn to their significant others like my husband the math genius. >> team work, that's orbing. >> and 29% use smart phone apps. >> you know, just trying to help out your child. >> absolutely. let's go to somebody that's smarter than us in the science and ian oliver. >> and siri helps too. big monkey in crystal beach, 80 degrees. 81degrees in bradenton. and more comfortable northern spot, 73 degrees in inverness. max radar quiet this morning. mainly clear skies across the tampa bay area. and still have this area of high pressure in the gulf and that stifles the rain chances over the last few days and they
just about 30%. unlike the last few days where they pushed inland with time, actually drifting back towards the coast later on this evening as the wind direction has shifted to the north and east. 30% this afternoon. back up to 40% for the rest of the week. 39degrees the forecast high temperature today. and only two degrees shy of the record this afternoon. we keep it hot for wednesday, another high temperature of 93 degrees. 40% rain chance the rest of the in the polk county area. this is polk city, it's hard to see because it's far away here but where you see the light, this is the little person walking around. we have an overturned semiis truck and this is on county road 557 entrance ramp to westbound i-4. and it will take to clear it up. we are not seeing delays. and let's look at where this is located again. it's on the entrance ramp from county road 557 to westbound i- 4. and no delays.
the area. let's hop over here and look at hernando county. up to speed in downtown brooksville. not seeing delays here. just lights to go through. and cortez looks very good as well as u.s. 41. and also u.s. 98. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> okay. if you have time to sit down and have breakfast this morning, you may want to go to your nearest ihop. >> not just deal. it has a great cause. we think you should order two short stacks. we will tell you where all the
%f0 you may not know this but today is gene's favorite. >> like christmas in the middle if you get to pay just one buck for pancakes at ihop. it gets better. the more you order, the more you will contribute to a good cause. from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., ihop is offering a short stack of butter milk pancakes for just a dollar. and all the proceeds benefit no kid hungry. that's an initiative there. today's goal is to serve 1 million pancakes hoping to make
hungry children. help out. neighbors in pasco county got a spectacle on monday. he's in no hurry. an alligator was spotted roaming around land o'lakes. he kept his distance as the gator strolled through someone's yard. you can see he is missing part of his tail. and he went into a swampy area behind the homes and didn't seem to bother anyone. >> that's his he took a short cut. some state state troopers are proving they can have fun. >> they showed off their lip syncing skills at the indiana state fair. ? tell me more ? ? tell me more ? ? did you get very far ? >> who picked the song. >> leslee lacey. >> she does love "grease."
hit movie "grease." the video was posted online. you can imagine, it's a big hit. and i want to know how they did i have visitedded up the parts -- divided up the part, okay, who is going to be the girls. >> all i remember is olivia. >> a good job. an accident involving a semi-truck in polk county. >> yeah, teens and social media, a frustration for parents. >> facebook, instagram, snapchat, twitter and probably a few more that you've heard of. it's a lot to monitor. >> straight ahead, the story of one mom's struggle to protect her daughter while still allowing her to have a life on social media. and also, a live look at an accident involving a semi-truck in polk city. weather and traffic on the 8s
zika virus alert in florida. the virus is spreading and many fear the bay area will become a hot zone. how governor rick scott is bringing a message of prevention to our area. and monitoring your children on social media. it 8 is on your side with one mom's story who has made it her mission to protect her daughter online. a look at strategies that could help you. and this morning, tracking the tropics. waking up to a new tropical storm swirling out in the atlantic, gaston. and while we keep an eye on that storm, another system could move closer to us here in florida. good tuesday morning. welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm gayle guyardo.